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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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June 19 - 25 is National Pollinator Week
June 19 - 25 is National Pollinator Week

It’s Pollinator Week! June 19-25, 2017 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior designated June 19 – 25 as National Pollinator Week.  The purpose of Pollinator Week is to create awareness of the important role bees, butterflies and others play in the ecosystem […]

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Why Are Leaves on My Tomato Plants Turning Yellow?: Part 1 of 2
Why Are Leaves on My Tomato Plants Turning Yellow?: Part 1 of 2

Why Are Leaves on My Tomato Plants Turning Yellow?: A GardenZeus Guide Part 1 of 2 See customized advice and information for growing tomatoes in your Southern California zipcode Don’t know your GardenZeus California Climate Zone? Enter your zipcode at GardenZeus.com. In horticultural lingo, yellowing of leaves on vegetable plants such as tomatoes is a “general […]

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Down and Dirty 8: Tips for Testing Soil pH at Home with a Soil pH Meter
Down and Dirty 8: Tips for Testing Soil pH at Home with a Soil pH Meter

Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 8: Tips for Testing Soil pH at Home with a Soil pH Meter Ignore soil pH in your Southern-California garden soil at your (and your plants’) own risk! Most soils in […]

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Tips for Summer Tomato Planting in Southern California Coastal-Influence Areas
Tips for Summer Tomato Planting in Southern California Coastal-Influence Areas

Want to plant tomatoes in June or July but not sure the seasonal timing is right? This article gives tips and advice for succeeding with summer tomato planting in warm-summer, mild-winter California areas, particularly in GardenZeus California Climate Zone 14: Southern Strong Coastal Influence. See customized advice and information for growing tomatoes in your Southern […]

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Summer Tomato Planting in Southern California Coastal Areas
Summer Tomato Planting in Southern California Coastal Areas

Want to plant tomatoes in June or July along the Southern California Coast but not sure the seasonal timing is right? This article gives tips and advice for succeeding with summer tomato planting in GardenZeus California Climate Zone 15: Southern Coastal. See customized advice and information for growing tomatoes in your Southern California zipcode Don’t […]

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